Design & Photography

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge, Tutorial and Linky Party

August 4, 2014

Welcome to the Crafty Secrets August Linky Party.  This month, we are celebrating back to school and fall inspired projects.  Each design team member has prepare a tutorial to inspire you.  Today, I am sharing how to make coordinating digital cardstock papers by matching colors of digital pattern papers.  
To start, create a new file and open the digital files to be used.  Next add a new layer.
Then open the digital paper file and select the color to be matched by using the Color Picker Tool and hovering over the color to be selected.  By doing this it will change the color below.
Making sure that the 2nd layer is chosen, click on the Paint Bucket Tool and then hover over the artwork and click to fill the layer.
To add texture to the color select the Filter>Texture>Texturizer.
Next select the texture to be applied.  Then click Ok.
Adding texture adds visual interest to your digital artwork.  
Continue creating your artwork by adding digital papers, elements, photos and journaling.
Now it’s your turn!  Visit each of the design team blogs listed below.  Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, August 17thth. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along.  If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog.  Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store.  Each player who participates will receive a $6 credit to the online store.  We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too. Thanks for playing along, and good luck!

Please visit the other talented designers that will be sharing their projects and tutorials:

Kathy Clement - DT Leader
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.
Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! Dang girl you sure are clever with that computer software! I really need to come take some lessons! (I know, I keep saying that ... I will do it one day ... really!) LOVE what you've shared today and am just awe struck with each project/tutorial you share!
HAPPY DAY and thanks again!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a useful tip, Sheila! I love how simple you make it seem! The layout is stunning...love the eroded edges and beautiful script you chose.

Elizabeth said...

I love your layout Sheila. I do realize I have to do a better job on my computer skills and have decided next time my son comes to town I have to get this software and start into it. I often feel isolated with a Macbook as so many tutorials I can't take advantage of. You make it look so easy.

Grantham Lynn said...

You inspire. I have you in my favorites. Some day soon I am going to take the plunge!
Thanks for sharing the tips.

Gloria Stengel said...

I love this! I just got some new ideas for making custom paper for printing! Great job! And that photo is adorable!

Diane said...

Wow...you certainly are the master with the digitals and make it look so easy...wonderfully, beautiful layout!!

Cammie said...

Lovely layout! Thanks for another great tutorial.

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